Private Vip Tour of the Castelli Romani from Rome

Type of tour

private tour

Duration

8 h

Tranfers

Included

Lunch

Included

Diffuculty

Low

Escape the chaotic Rome and discover the beauty that the picturesque countryside of the Castelli Romani offers with our private VIP tour. Located in the south-east of the capital, they are part of a natural park called Castelli Romani. The beauty of the landscapes (volcanic lakes, lush forests, etc.), the goodness of the wine – famous all over the world – and other culinary delights, make them one of the most irresistible places to spend your holidays in Italy. Leaving the city of Rome behind, the tour includes the visit of a series of small paradises climbing the hills: Frascati, Grottaferrata, Marino, Castel Gandolfo and Ariccia. Our driver will pick you up from your accommodation and bring you back at the end of the tour, you will enjoy a luxury car at your disposal for the entire tour, a professional guide just for you and a gourmet lunch in a typical Castelli Romani restaurant. What are you waiting for? Discover the Castelli Romani with us!

Travellers pick-up is included from any central hotel/apartment/B&B in Rome. If it is not central (a radius of about 8 km from the Pantheon), let us know your location and we will ask you for an extra distance.

Attention:

An adult is considered a participant aged between 0 and 100 years.

Adults (0-100 years-old)

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

DETAILS

START TOUR Your choice
 INCLUDING Pick up and drop off by luxury car with private air conditioning with driver

Lunch

Luxury cars available for the entire tour

Certified professional guide

NOT INCLUDING
TIPS AND USEFUL INFORMATION Wear comfortable shoes and don’t forget your camera!

While walking around the Castelli Romani or during one of our tours, always bring a scarf to cover your shoulders in case you enter a church (each church has different opening hours). Obviously, to enter the church you are always required to have your shoulders and knees covered.

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 WHY VISIT CASTELLI ROMANI WITH US

If you are wondering why choose Rome Magic Tour for your holiday in Italy, here are some good reasons:

Our tours, with attention to detail, are an opportunity for a stimulating and fun walk. Participate … and you’ll want to do more!

Tour suitable for children: our highly qualified guides will capture the interest of children, who will learn about history and art while having fun.

Perfect for school trips! At the end of the tour, the kids are always enthusiastic about our guides.

ITINERARY

     Appointment at your hotel

A professional driver with luxury cars will pick you up at your hotel and drive you directly to Frascati.

    Frascati

The itinerary starts from Frascati which offers, next to the beauty of nature, the possibility to discover traces of the history of this rich country with a glorious past, witnessed by the splendid noble villas. The historical centre is dominated by the Cathedral of St. Peter, dating back to the 16th century, with noteworthy works of art inside. Numerous precious villas such as Villa Aldobrandini, Villa Falconieri, Villa Mondragone, Villa Torlonia and others make Frascati one of the most beautiful castle towns.

     Grottaferrata

The tour continues with Grottaferrata, famous for its Abbey of St. Nile, identified by scholars as the Tusculanum of Cicero. The city is a large garden of nature and archaeological trails that are stormed by the Romans on feast days and, above all, on the occasion of its most important anniversary: the patronal feast on March 26th.

     Marino

The tour will continue reaching Marino, a small wine capital where, during the traditional Grape Festival in October, wine flows from the 17th century Fontana dei Mori. “The fountains that give wine”, as the Roman folk song says, is dedicated to the journey to the Castles on the occasion of the Grape Festival. The town of Marino rests on a vast network of caves, some of them communicating with each other, which are about 12 metres below the road surface and extend for tens of kilometres underground in the Old Town. Their history is ancient: they were excavated in volcanic tufa to obtain building material already in the medieval period. The town of Marino flanks the lakes road and is located on the crater occupied by Lake Albano. With a walk through the town, it is possible to visit the Basilica of San Barnaba, in the centre of which there is a decorated 19th century fountain. On the wide Piazza Garibaldi, you can see the 17th century church of S. Maria delle Grazie and the convent of the Dominican Sisters. The latter, built in the 17th century, incorporates the church of Madonna del Rosario, with a circular plan and the most interesting rococo furniture in Lazio. Famous dessert of the city of Marino is the Ciambella al Mosto, which can be tasted during the grape harvest.

     Castel Gandolfo

The visit then continues with Castel Gandolfo or Castello, a name in Roman dialect. The city is famous all over the world for the presence of the summer residence of the Popes, around which there are many other summer residences, villas and small villas, which make it one of the most famous places in Lazio. Its territory includes almost the entire coastal arch of Lake Albano, which also hosts the Olympic Rowing Stadium. Among the various places of archaeological interest are the Palazzo di Diocleziano and the late medieval walls with splendid views of the lake. In the centre of the town there is the Piazza della Libertà, decorated with a small fountain by Bernini who also built the church of S. Tommaso.

     Ariccia

Before returning to Rome, the tour ends with a visit to Ariccia, the city that invented and produced the first porchetta, a dish that has become famous all over the world as a product of high gastronomy and has obtained IGP recognition. In Ariccia, not only porchetta is produced, but most of the meat of which the cities of the Castles are famous. Not to be missed, the Ariccia Porchetta Festival, which has been held every year since 1950, on the first Sunday of September. The programme includes the launch of pork sandwiches, food and wine exhibitions, music shows and lots of fun. The city of Ariccia also boasts an important architectural and cultural history. This city saw all its buildings destroyed during the barbarian invasions and many of them were rebuilt by Bernini, such as the Palazzo Chigi and the Sanctuary of Santa Maria dell’Assunzione.

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